(Photo Credit – Kelly Jacobson)
The Flin Flon Bombers season officially came to an end last week and so did the SJHL careers of eight Bombers. Every season the Bombers pay farewell to their overage players (20 year olds) as they move onto professional hockey or university. This season the Bombers pay farewell to 8 Bombers, Billy Klymchuk, Hayden Clayton, Zach Huber, Chase Haygarth, Easton Haygarth, Reid Robertson, Ryder Richmond and captain Matt Flodell.
The seventh overage player on the roster to salute is defenceman Ryder Richmond.
Richmond signed with the Bombers in the summer of 2018 after spending 3 seasons with the Yellowhead Chiefs program. In 118 career regular season games with the Chiefs, Ryder produced 63 points (6g, 57a). He also appeared in 21 regular season games with the Dauphin Kings of the MJHL over the course of 2 seasons.
During his rookie season with the Bombers, Richmond produced 8 points (2g, 6a) in 41 regular season games. Ryder doubled his point total in his second season with the Bombers putting up 17 points (4g, 13a) in 52 regular season games. In the shortened 2020-21 season, Richmond was held pointless. Ryder was named an alternate captain at the beginning of the season, along with Chase Haygarth, Easton Haygarth, Reid Robertson and Zach Huber.
“Ryder was a heart and soul type of player for us throughout his time as a Bomber. He always seemed to elevate his game when the games meant the most. That was evident during the playoffs. I can’t say enough good things about Ryder as a person. His work-ethic on and off the ice was outstanding. Personally, although our season was cut short, I thought he was the hardest working individual on our team this season. We were really excited about giving him an opportunity to play in our top 4 this year.” – Cole McCaig, Bombers Assistant Coach
Richmond is currently pursuing an opportunity to continue his career at the college ranks.
The Flin Flon Bombers wish Ryder Richmond great success in the future whether its professional hockey or university. The Bombers are proud to have had Ryder a part of our organization!
Stay tuned as we salute our last overage player tomorrow.